Around the League: Week 20 3/9-3/15

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Re: Around the League: Week 20 3/9-3/15

Post by Indy » Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:22 am

Mori Chu wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:07 pm
This news definitely catapults us up to 12th best in the West.
Climbing the charts!

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Re: Around the League: Week 20 3/9-3/15

Post by Mori Chu » Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:35 am

When you look at the Western teams, even the ones that aren't in the top 8, it's pretty tough to picture us passing them. In particular, the now-healthy Pelicans and the Grizzlies both seem more likely to qualify than we do.

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Re: Around the League: Week 20 3/9-3/15

Post by Indy » Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:36 am

Mori Chu wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:35 am
When you look at the Western teams, even the ones that aren't in the top 8, it's pretty tough to picture us passing them. In particular, the now-healthy Pelicans and the Grizzlies both seem more likely to qualify than we do.
Agreed. But even if the chances are next to nothing, and we end up not making a play-in game, I would prefer they play. The more we see, the more Jones has to build a plan on for next year.

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Re: Around the League: Week 20 3/9-3/15

Post by Flagrant Fowl » Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:55 pm

Indy wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:36 am
Mori Chu wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:35 am
When you look at the Western teams, even the ones that aren't in the top 8, it's pretty tough to picture us passing them. In particular, the now-healthy Pelicans and the Grizzlies both seem more likely to qualify than we do.
Agreed. But even if the chances are next to nothing, and we end up not making a play-in game, I would prefer they play. The more we see, the more Jones has to build a plan on for next year.
There's a tremendously small chance the Suns even make it to the play-in game(s), but I'm with you guys. This team is loaded with players who need game minutes for development so I'm glad they're getting in some valuable games.

We can still hold out hope that they can start out hot similar to the way they started the season last October, but any incentive to advance this season is pretty much done if they lose two of the eight games. They have Dallas twice, the Clippers and the Pacers in the first 4 games. I'd be surprised if they don't lose 2 of those games.
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Post by Mori Chu » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:54 am

I read that Jokic has switched to a super-low-carb diet. Wow, such a difference. His bulk probably helped him at times on the court, but I think that'll be good for him long-term to be thinner. Much better on his knees and legs; will probably extend his career if he can keep it up. Good on him.

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Re: Around the League: Week 20 3/9-3/15

Post by ShelC » Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:00 pm

He was way too heavy at times. I'm sure he'll add some more weight back if/when he gets on a training/lifting routine which should only make him more of a nightmare.

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Post by 3rdside » Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:18 pm

Denver the dark horse out of the west I guess, it being a weirdo short season and him looking like that.

And I agree he should do better being thinner, but I wonder how long it lasts as he looks like he yo-yo's quite a bit .. although that, to me, is a real statement of intent / a sign he might stay like that.

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Re: Around the League: Week 20 3/9-3/15

Post by In2ition » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:50 am

"30 wins would be an extremely disappointing season" yeah, I said it and I mean it.

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Re: Around the League: Week 20 3/9-3/15

Post by O_Gardino » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:53 am

In2ition wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:50 am
The flat earth guy is a driving force in talks about health and safety? yikes
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Re: Around the League: Week 20 3/9-3/15

Post by In2ition » Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:09 am

O_Gardino wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:53 am
In2ition wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:50 am
The flat earth guy is a driving force in talks about health and safety? yikes
Haha, he's the most enlightened of them all I guess.
"30 wins would be an extremely disappointing season" yeah, I said it and I mean it.

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Re: Around the League: Week 20 3/9-3/15

Post by specialsauce » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:25 pm

In2ition wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:09 am
O_Gardino wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:53 am
In2ition wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:50 am
The flat earth guy is a driving force in talks about health and safety? yikes
Haha, he's the most enlightened of them all I guess.
Jesus. You just know he’s showing them the Plandemic video. Too bad! NBA is doing it right.

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Re: Around the League: Week 20 3/9-3/15

Post by In2ition » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:54 pm

specialsauce wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:25 pm
In2ition wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:09 am
O_Gardino wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:53 am
In2ition wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:50 am
The flat earth guy is a driving force in talks about health and safety? yikes
Haha, he's the most enlightened of them all I guess.
Jesus. You just know he’s showing them the Plandemic video. Too bad! NBA is doing it right.
Looks like he has other things on his mind. He may get the season canceled and possibly no fans in the stands for the full '20-'21 season too. If it truly changes things for the better, than it's clearly worth it.
"30 wins would be an extremely disappointing season" yeah, I said it and I mean it.

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Re: Around the League: Week 20 3/9-3/15

Post by Superbone » Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:16 pm

I like how he can’t play so he’s trying to convince the rest of the league not to play.
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Re: Around the League: Week 20 3/9-3/15

Post by specialsauce » Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:51 pm

In2ition wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:54 pm
specialsauce wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:25 pm
In2ition wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:09 am
O_Gardino wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:53 am
In2ition wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:50 am
The flat earth guy is a driving force in talks about health and safety? yikes
Haha, he's the most enlightened of them all I guess.
Jesus. You just know he’s showing them the Plandemic video. Too bad! NBA is doing it right.
Looks like he has other things on his mind. He may get the season canceled and possibly no fans in the stands for the full '20-'21 season too. If it truly changes things for the better, than it's clearly worth it.
A league that has supported the BLM movement, fully supported its players expressing themselves, and takes damn good care of it’s players. What is he looking for? I don’t get it.

I did hear he was upset that the Disney employees would not be subject to the same bubble. That would make the whole bubble pointless. Rather everyone has to stay, or nobody.

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Re: Around the League: Week 20 3/9-3/15

Post by INFORMER » Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:26 am

Mitchell expressed concerns about playing due to “being behind the 8-ball” having not played five-on-five and being thrust into a competitive environment and eight-game regular season. “We’re taking a big (injury) risk,” Mitchell said.
A month isn't enough time to get ready for the 8-game season?
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Re: Around the League: Week 20 3/9-3/15

Post by INFORMER » Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:30 am

“I don’t support going into Orlando,” Irving told the players. “I’m not with the systematic racism and the bull----. … Something smells a little fishy. Whether we want to admit it or not, we are targeted as black men every day we wake up.”
Howard stressed to players that playing in Orlando will become a distraction from the issues the country is facing, and that they need to unify and use this moment to create a change.
:?
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Re: Around the League: Week 20 3/9-3/15

Post by In2ition » Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:36 am

INFORMER wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:26 am
Mitchell expressed concerns about playing due to “being behind the 8-ball” having not played five-on-five and being thrust into a competitive environment and eight-game regular season. “We’re taking a big (injury) risk,” Mitchell said.
A month isn't enough time to get ready for the 8-game season?
Yeah, that seems like enough time, unless he completely let himself go, which I doubt.
"30 wins would be an extremely disappointing season" yeah, I said it and I mean it.

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Re: Around the League: Week 20 3/9-3/15

Post by specialsauce » Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:17 am

INFORMER wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:30 am
“I don’t support going into Orlando,” Irving told the players. “I’m not with the systematic racism and the bull----. … Something smells a little fishy. Whether we want to admit it or not, we are targeted as black men every day we wake up.”
Howard stressed to players that playing in Orlando will become a distraction from the issues the country is facing, and that they need to unify and use this moment to create a change.
:?
Yeah, ok Dwite.

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